Groundwater

Parts of the nation's food basket, the San Joaquin Valley in California, are sinking at two inches per month, not per year. Known as subsidence, it results from over-pumping of groundwater by farmers desperate to save their crops in the epic drought.
6 days ago   NPR
An Indian court pulls the plug -- sort of -- on unregulated groundwater exploitation.
Jul 20, 2012   The Times Of India
Of all the environmental problems facing California, depletion of its groundwater may be the most important according to this piece.
Feb 2, 2011   NRDC Switchboard
NASA satellite imagery reveals that two of California's main groundwater sources are being rapidly depleted by agriculture and exurban development.
Jan 6, 2010   The Christian Science Monitor
NASA satellites have tracked the loss of water in California's Central Valley over the past few years, and finds that drought coupled with over-irrigation are stressing the state's supplies.
Dec 16, 2009   BBC
A new rating system for open and planted spaces has been created, offering a way to identify the most sustainable landscapes.
Nov 10, 2009   USA Today
In order to clean up groundwater pollution from dry cleaning chemicals, Orland, California is planning on injecting soybean oil into the problem area. The plan is touted as lower risk and lower cost than other methods.
Oct 30, 2009   Oroville Mercury Register
Portland is well-known for many things in the urban planning community. Now, it's being recognized as a leader in stormwater management.
Sep 20, 2009   The Oregonian
Sea levels are declining near Juneau, Alaska, as a result of melting glaciers. Though it may seem a good sign in the face of climate change, the expanding earth is causing some major environmental concerns.
May 19, 2009   The New York Times
Water shortages and environmentally-based restrictions are leaving Central California's agricultural lands dry. As a result, farmers are increasingly tapping into groundwater sources. Many are calling on the state to monitor the use of its aquifers.
May 16, 2009   The New York Times
The state governments of Missouri and Arkansas are expected to sign an agreement this year to create a watershed and aquifer protection pact geared at controlling water quality from sources that cross state boundaries.
Nov 17, 2008   Arkansas Democrat Gazette